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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Doniphan County Waddell Truss Bridge

Picture of property Troy City Park (relocated in 2015)
Troy (Doniphan County)
Listed in National Register Jan 4, 1990

Architect: unknown
Category: road-related
Thematic Nomination: Metal Truss Bridges in Kansas

The Doniphan County Waddell Truss Bridge was constructed around 1900. It spans 36 feet long, 20 feet wide, and the deck of the bridge rises 14 feet above the stream bed. The bridge is constructed of either wrought iron or steel. This structure is significant because it is the last remaining example of the Waddell "A" Truss design in Kansas, and it has retained a great degree of its integrity. The development of the Waddell "A" Truss in the late 19th and early 20th centuries allowed for spans of up to 75 feet compared to the King Post utilized before it, which could only span short distances. The bridge was nominated for its engineering significance. The bridge was relocated in October 2015 from Monument Rd in the SW4, NE4, SW4 S3-T5S-R21E (39.64383,-95.05384). The NPS approved the relocation on June 27, 2016.

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